Today is International Women’s Day and as a womanist and activist for women’s rights, I wanted to say how important this day is to acknowledge. Women make up 51% of the world’s population, yet still women are treated unfairly all across the globe. Not too long ago, women were seen as second class citizens and… Read More Happy International Women’s Day!
Hey loves, Today I threw a little extra love on myself because I haven’t been following my usual self-care routines as I’ve been crazy busy. I washed my hair and did a twist out using a mixture of rose water, Jamaican black castor oil and oil 3 that I’ll probably leave in for a day… Read More Self-care Monday & February Reflections
Hey loves, let’s talk money! 😄 As some of you may know, I work part-time and own a small business, WaistbeadsByAllie, as well as offer paper writing and editing services to undergraduate students. Still sometimes the money I make monthly isn’t enough to comfortably cover fees and expenses and definitely doesn’t account for emergenci s. Hence… Read More Money Making and Saving Tips
I’m still in bed at 1:31PM contemplating a recent conversation I had with J. I’ve learnt a lot from our conversations… These past 2 years in particular. After 6 years of working on this partnership, I don’t know everything about relationships but I know a lot about appreciation.
Earlier, I told my aunt that I believe my luck is always perfectly balanced. I have good luck and bad luck simultaneously and many of my hopes are held at bay when paired with the anxiety of things simply not working out my way. And that’s usually how it goes. My luck makes compromises with… Read More Lessons I Taught Myself This Weekend
Y’ALL! I’m crazy emotional right now because of how beautiful the day has been to me. These past few weeks I have NOT been kind to myself. I knew I was hurting & I refused to let myself heal. I knew I needed time to myself & I allowed myself to be consumed with the business… Read More EMOTIONS LIKE WHAT !
The support for Paris, France right now is MASSIVE which is great but… “Meanwhile, in a brown part of the world, as the attacks began in Paris, Lebanon was just emerging from a National Day of Mourning, after 43 people were killed and 200 more were injured during a series of coordinated suicide bombings… Read More Blinded by the Red, White and Blue
Pondering on the ways I use my time & the importance of the things I invest the most time in only to realize I give myself a lot of praise for unnecessary “work-arounds”. Let me explain… I spend a lot (too much, honestly) time on my phone. I know this. I’ve been told this. I… Read More Time Consumption: Little Mobile Friend Edition
I’m considering my worth & the worth of others. When I think about what I’m worth, I think of how others should treat me… But when I think of what other people are worth, I think about how they treat or present themselves. I think my idea of my worth is a bit skewed or… Read More Pondering on Self-Worth
I realized I was overwhelmed when the post I spent a few hours typing was accidentally deleted & my immediate reaction was to drown in a fit of pitiful tears for a good two minutes. This unfortunate occurance unleashed a wave of emotions from which I analyzed my current position academically – the main stress-inducer… Read More Venting!
Hey loves, As I was speaking to a dear friend earlier, the topic of persevering through obstacles came up. I currently find myself in a tough situation in which I’m constantly repeating a mantra: I gotta keep going. Never stop. Just go. Push. Even if I don’t like myself in the moment. Even if no… Read More Late night thoughts
Hey guys, I know for the past year or so my posts have been type suckish & boring. I apologize. I have no excuse for my absence of photos, other than wanting a camera so bad… The poems I come up with stay in my head or pop up in stanzas on Twitter from time… Read More Midnight thoughts
Hey friends, Have any of you seen Memoirs of a Geisha? It came out in 2005 and I remember watching it with my mom at home. I would have been 11 at the time & if I remember correctly, Jonathan was a newborn & according to my dad, I “became a lady”. Ha! I just… Read More Geisha Monday
Hey guys, I’m in the middle of cleaning my room while bumping to the Monkey Business album by BEP. It suited my mood earlier but now I have no interest in finishing this room whatsoever so I have the choice of just getting it over with or leaving my room half cleaned & hating myself… Read More Cleaning Blues (but mostly pinks)
Good day, lovies! Yesterday, I got back from my trip to Dallas, TX & I’m happy I don’t have classes today because I have sleep & work to catch up on.
Wussup Texas?! I can’t stop saying it but I should probably shutup cuz I get no replies, ha. Good night lovelies. It’s been a hectic week. I swear all my professors plan to give me tests on the same day sometimes as I had 3 total this past week alone, 2 on the same day… Read More Study Friday
Good day! I’ve returned! Like a ghost of the dead. HA. I’m writing from work as I’m finally getting a two minute break. As usual the office is hectic & I’m running around like a mad person trying to get everything done as quickly as possible. I’ve been working with the company for approx. 5 months now… Read More Monday Madness
Good morning! I rose bright & early, having gone to bed at 10 last night during the black out. It’s been a while since I’ve felt compelled to rant & rave about something but as it’s on my mind right now I said I’d take up the opportunity (with work starting at 11 today). I… Read More Rant & Rave Thursday (an everything update)
Hey guys! In 2 days I’ll no longer be a teenager. I know it’s horrible. I’ve been dreading getting older since I turned 19 last year but it’s something inevitable & I’ve come to accept it… I guess. Being an adult with a full-time job, I understand that my birthday isn’t necessarily a “holiday” for… Read More Birthday Weekend Celebrations 😀